As Plastic Free July approaches, why not join the 2 million people around the world who want to kick plastic waste into the gutter? With the fight against plastic gaining steam, there’s no better time to become part of a positive group of people aiming to live a zero-waste life. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of brands which can help you go plastic free in Hong Kong and Singapore. Eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into our oceans each year, and by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans by weight than fish. We’re simply drowning in the stuff. The good news is you can be part of the solution. Join the cause and together we can drastically reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfills and our oceans. This is the time to go plastic free. If you’re going to dive into this, you’ll need to make sure you have no excuses. So here’s your guide to bulk stores (where you can buy package-free goods and daily staples), online zero waste products, and resources to help you break-up and go plastic-free. Take action and join the #PlasticFreeJuly movement. 14 of the best places for your eco-friendly ‘zero waste’ shopping Online: NOW No Waste View this post on Instagram We told you last week, our strategy recently changed. We want to provide reusable products: YES, but from local brands: IT’S BETTER! . That’s why we started to do our little research and look what we’ve found! . I’m glad to introduce you our new safety razor, from the brand BAREAYA. It has been designed in Hong Kong and produced in China! . _Local _Very stylish _Slightly longer _Made with white brass with anti-corrosion coating _With a close comb this time to be more safe (not like our current razor) _Packed in a cute cotton pouch . Available next Monday 25th on our website! Stay tuned . #ZeroWasteHK #ZeroWasteAsia #ZeroWasteLifestyle #ZeroWasteHome #ZeroDechet #PlasticFree #ZeroWaste #HealthyLife #NoPlastic #EcoFriendly #EcoConscious #GreenLiving #GreenLife #BeTheChange #LessWaste #EarthFriendly #NoMorePlastic #SaveThePlanet #SaveTheAnimals A post shared by NO!W No Waste (@nowaste.now) on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:38am PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> NOW No Waste is a one-stop shop where you can buy reusable and compostable products to replace daily disposables. Get all your essentials knowing that what you are buying is ethically produced, will reduce plastic waste, uses recyclable packaging, and is BPA-free. Where possible, products are designed in France but made in China, reducing the carbon footprint as they don’t have to travel too far. Reusable and compostable products Online, ships regionally 5 healthy, vegan-friendly eateries in Kuala Lumpur Live Zero View this post on Instagram BULK BEAUTY 09.03.19 Live Zero Bulk Beauty opens today! We are thrilled to be opening Bulk Beauty back at our original bulk food location - 24 High Street, Sai Ying Pun It’s been a huge labour of love to source and collate the most eco-friendly, high quality beauty products and ingredients on the market But we hope that this new project will give Hong Kongers access to all the materials they need to live a low impact, sustainable lifestyle . Going Zero waste doesn’t mean giving up everything, it’s about finding the sustainable, green alternative Our goal is to bring you sustainable options that make going zero waste even easier! From clay masks, to glitter, to essential oils, to all the ingredients you need to make soap, bulk beauty will stock everything you need to transform your routine #littlegreensteps . We can’t wait for you to see what’s in store! Thank you as always for the immense support - we couldn’t do it without you! See you all later A post shared by Live Zero Bulk Foods (@livezero.hk) on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:22am PST <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> The store offers an abundance of package-free organic food options, daily essentials and products to help you achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. Head on down with your containers and fill them up with virtually all your non-fresh produce. If you don’t have containers, don’t worry, you have options at the store. Reusables: Facial rounds, washcloths, menstrual cups, razors, toothbrushes, deodorant cream, bottles, straws, beeswax wraps, and lunchboxes. Hong Kong’s first zero-waste bulk food store Located at 24 High Street, Sai Ying Pun. Ships regionally Zero waste in sight as Hi Fly targets plastic-free fleet Skincare Co Specialising in plastic-free cosmetics, Skincare Co produces a line of biodegradable shampoo bars for all hair types. Reduce your packaging with these handmade, solid shampoo and conditioner bars that gently cleanse, condition, soothe and add shine. What’s available: mint, lavender, rose. Zero-waste solid shampoo and conditioner Online, ships regionally Lush View this post on Instagram 3 top tips in achieving your #zerowaste bathroom goal in #EarthMonth : 1️⃣ Try our naked products come with no plastic packaging! 2️⃣ Switch to bamboo or sustainable wooden brush over plastic sponges for a gentle facial wash. 3️⃣ Ditch your plastic razor that can't last long, try a stainless steel one instead. #lushhk #lushnaked #gonaked #plasticfree @one_earth_living A post shared by Lush Hong Kong (@lushhk) on Mar 31, 2019 at 10:08pm PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Discover an ocean of plastic-free, naked innovation, as well as alternative packaging, with Lush’s range of low-waste cosmetics. Their cosmetics are 100 per cent vegetarian, and are ethically made with no animal testing. They come in handmade and mostly naked packaging. What’s available: soaps, solid shampoos, solid face wash, solid body scrubs, solid bath oils, bath bombs, toothpaste tabs, mouthwash tabs, massage bars, solid deodorant, solid perfume, and hair honey styling bars. Fresh handmade cosmetics Online, ships regionally, or available in store Veganism, zero-waste living and other eco-trend predictions for 2019 Singapore: Unpackt <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Posted by Unpackt on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 UnPackt helps you solve the problem of food waste and excessive plastic packaging while saving you money on your weekly grocery bill. It offers you the luxury of quality-assured food and daily lifestyle products in your own containers so you are free from plastic waste. Bulk items: snacks (like chips and cacao nibs), olive and coconut oil, vinegars, nuts and seeds, seasoning and spices, superfood powders, dried fruits, pasta and rice, beans and legumes, flour, cereals, honey, tea and coffee, biscuits, soaps, liquid shampoo and conditioner, tooth powder, mosquito repellent, floor cleaner, laundry powder and liquid, pet shampoo. Reusables: straws, collapsible cups, lunchboxes, containers. Singapore’s first zero waste bulk food store Located at 6 Jalan Kuras, Sembawang The best spas for your next wellness trip The Social Space <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> “Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried under other’s needs.” - Kristin Hannah . . Photo credit: @27kaa Posted by The Social Space on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 A multi-concept social enterprise promoting low-waste conscious living and inclusive employment. Shop fair trade products while you enjoy a coffee and stock up on bulk cleaning products and daily essentials. Bulk items: liquid shampoo and conditioner, handwash, dishwasher liquid, soap, and pet shampoo. Reusables: bamboo fibre cups, straws, beeswax wraps, soapnuts, natural fruit and vegetable storage bag, snack bags, and lunch bags. Multi-purpose store promoting low-waste products Located at 333 Kreta Ayer Road, Chinatown The Green Collective <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Posted by The Green Collective SG on Friday, 25 January 2019 Over a dozen home-grown eco-conscious brands have joined together to bring you sustainable products, including a few excellent reusable items. You can can also meet the founders behind the brand and attend workshops. Bulk items: Castille soaps. Reusables: cutlery with cases, straws with cases, collapsible lunchboxes, collapsible cups, reusable bags, bamboo straws. Green pop-up store for sustainable goods & reusables Located at OneKM Mall, Paya Lebar Hong Kong: Edgar View this post on Instagram COPPER WATER BOTTLES ⠀ Some of you will already know how much we these copper water bottles!⠀ Copper has been proven to have anti-bacterial & anti-microbial properties, these bottles are perfect to eliminate single-use plastic while drinking in style Additionally, these copper bottles also have the ability to turn the water inside into an alkaline if left to sit overnight ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Our bottles are all handmade in India & come in 3 different varieties honeycomb, hammered and painted. Our painted bottles come in 3 different colours: rainbow , dark blue & turquoise (the painted ones are our favourite)! As these bottles are copper there are some important things to remember to keep your bottle in tip-top shape:⠀ .⠀ .⠀ As this bottle is made of copper it should ONLY be used to store cold or luke warm water, hot water or other drinks such as milk or coffee are NOT compatible with the bottle⠀ Remember to align the threads for an air tight seal & to prevent leakage. To make alkaline water, simply fill up your vessel before you go to bed & let the water sit overnight. Drink first thing in the⠀ morning to help start your day⠀ Clean & dry thoroughly after every use⠀ The outside of these bottles is not treated, so they will change colour over time. If you desire to keep it shiny & new, a scrub with some salt & lemon will bring it back to new.⠀ ⠀ Available in our Yun Ping pop-up, TST & Wan Chai stores!⠀ #explorehongkong #discoverhongkong #waterbottles#india⠀ #indiancraftsmanship #copper #copperwaterbottles #copperbottles⠀ #edgar.hk #edgar #eco #hkig #begreen #environment⠀ #enviornmentallyfriendly #sustainableliving #nosingleuseplastic⠀ #noplastic #ecodesign⠀ #littlegreensteps #lesswaste #noplasticwaterbottles #alkalinewater⠀ #drinkalkalinewater #health #zerowaste #zerowastehome⠀ #discoverhongkong #reusable #refuse #reduce A post shared by Edgar Zero Waste Shop - 香港裸買店 (@edgar.hk) on Apr 11, 2019 at 3:36am PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Edgar stocks European natural, organic and fair trade products in bulk for those wanting to emit a minimal carbon footprint. You can bring your own containers to fill up on staples. Be socially and environmentally responsible and further your zero waste journey here. Bulk items: biscuits, cereals, grains, seasoning, pasta, rice dried fruit, nuts and seeds, chocolate, and teas. Reusables: containers, food bags, straws and brushes, bottles, cutlery. Bulk foods store and reusable products Located at 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui and 18 Sha Tin Centre St, Sha Tin. Ships to Hong Kong and China Adaptogens in diets – are they just a passing wellness trend? Seed <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> 【點籽護髮有辦法】 聽到喇！聽到喇！想護髮又無綠色嘅辦法？點籽終於都揾到護髮梘！#澳洲製造，#成份天然！仲望？#手快有手慢無 喇！ Yes! You are heard!! And We got it now! Hair... Posted by Seed 點籽 on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 Seed wants to plant little seeds of ideas in people’s mind to remind them to protect the environment. Every little bit helps! Seed does more than provide you and your family with the daily necessities, it aims to choose products that are good for our bodies and the planet, too. In an effort to keep waste to a minimum, most of their products are sold without packaging, so bring containers, or select from their new or reused ones. Reusables: coffee cups, lunchboxes, straws, beeswax wraps, cleaning towels and napkins. Located at 29 Yee Kuk Street, Sai Kung Regency Spices <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> http://regencyspices.hk/chilli-flakes Posted by Regency Spices on Wednesday, 6 January 2016 Regency Spices wants to bring back quality herbs and spices to your kitchen and table. The store aims to make cooking with the best ingredients possible for everyone by providing top-quality spices and dry ingredients to home cooks and restaurants around Hong Kong. What’s available: a huge selection of herbs and spices from around the world, dried fruits and nuts. (If you order online, request that your items are delivered in paper packaging instead of plastic, or drop into their warehouse with your own container.) Located in Tsuen Wan, also online Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe View this post on Instagram 兒童節快樂！ 屬於小朋友嘅節日，我地當然唔會忽視啦！ 今日限定：現凡帶埋小朋友係Mr Simms 店內作任何消費，即可獲復活蛋小禮物一包。 快啲帶埋小朋友嚟糖果屋慶祝啦！ Happy Children’s Day! You just can’t miss this, especially your kids! Bring your kids to any Mr. Simms's, get an Easter gift for FREE on any purchase Exclusive for today ONLY!! Let’s together together! #Repost @itsybitsycyrus (@get_repost) ・・・ A first trip to the candy store that left him wide eyed and so intrigued. . #cyrusseestheworld #sgtoddler #whistleandflute A post shared by Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe (@mrsimmshk) on Apr 3, 2019 at 9:30pm PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Don’t want to skip your sweet tooth cravings? You don’t have to. Take a trip down memory lane at Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, the first and only traditional British sweet shop in Hong Kong. With over 1,000 items available, you’ll surely be spoilt for choice. Remember to bring your own container or box to fill up. What’s available: a huge selection of sweets which you can buy package free. Nostalgic sweets weighed by hand Locations at 37 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 38 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai, and The Peak When in doubt … So there you have it, our guide to go plastic free in Singapore and Hong Kong. Now you can embrace a low-waste or even zero-waste life. If you're not living in these two cities or are heading on a trip, check out this great app to find bulk stores near you today. When in doubt, remember these 5 Rs from Zero Waste Home: Refuse what you do not need. Reduce what you do need. Reuse by using reusables. Recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse. Rot (compost) the rest. Little daily actions lead to big changes in your environmental impact, and collectively we can change the status quo and kick our plastic addictions. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter This article originally appeared on Green is the New Black .